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: prince william outmatches his bride on their first official overseas trip since the big we hadding in april. this after the two teamed one local athletes in a friendly boat race just off prince edward island in canada. his royal highness was in the center of his team's boat rowing. the duchess of cambridge sat in the back it steer her team's vessel. william's team won but the prince consoled kate with a hug. the couple watched a band perform earlier in the day. prince william landed his military helicopter there. he pulled it off without a hitch. the water landing was his first attempt. as kate greeted fans in quebec city, one fan wished her well in starting a family. kate has not spoken publicly about having children but she was overheard saying yes, i hope to. >> there is plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news starts right now. it was just a little while ago that there was a big celebration in d.c. skies were lit up with the spectacular fireworks display. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check in with tucker barnes. great call on the forecast
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
of the big things we agree after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order we agree to do that both sides will have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >>> if key players reach a deal congressional leaders will have to bring it back for members to vote it is almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing. >>> even the leaders were getting testy on the house friday >> i strongly believe we ought to pay for what we buy but i also believe we ought not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world, let's just review stay it'sics, mr. -- statistics, mr. speaker there have been 2.5 million jobs lost since this president took office. >>> negotiators need a deal in the next 9 few days if they need to -- in the next few day ifs they need to meet the august 2nd deadline. >>> now president obama is getting a little r and r before tonight's rare sunday meeting he spent the night in maryland mountains at camp da
agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agree that to do that, both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> if the key players do reach a deal, congressional leaders will have to bring it back for their members to vote. it's almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing and democrats promised to keep entitlements as it. the leaders were getting testy on the house floor friday. >> i'm one of those who strongly believes we aught to pay for what we buy. but i also believe that we aught not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world. >> let's just review some of the statistics, mr. speaker. there have been 2 1/2 million jobs lost since this president took office. >> negotiators need a deal in the next few days. because it will take three weeks to write the bill, tweak it, and push it through both houses n. washington, caroline shively, fox news.
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
big story tonight. the case against rodger clemens and got underway this morning with opening statements in the district. the prosecution said they have evident, the scientific evidence the former yankee lied to congress. clemens' attorneys fired back claiming the main witness is a liar and paul wagner is here with more. >> reporter: prosecutor steven durham begin the governor's case and saying it was found on needles and cottonballs saved by clemens' former trainer brian mcnamie. needles and cottonballs that contain steroids. he didn't trust clemmens and that is why he saved them. the attorney of clemens said mcnamie manufactured the evidence and has been lying all along to save his own skin. in the opening statement to the jury, the prosecutor said the governor would call 45 witnesses, including the former yankee andy pettitte who will testify that rodger clippens told him on two occasions -- clemensel to him on two occasions he used human growth hormones. and he said the government will prove ashipment of hdh was sent to clemens' home in houston and they have the truth. on
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several big changes and thi
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
on a tax hike. >> everything they told me and the speaker to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic crisis, it is a job killer, 9.2% unemployment. >> reporter: others believe they need to go beyond that and will be hard to get democrats to do so if republicans don't agree to raise revenue they need to find 2.3 thrill i don't know dollars in reductions to raise the debt ceiling enough to last through next year something the president is insisting upon. >> the longer we go into july the more risk in financial markets, concern america will not get it back together you will see that in higher interest rates, more loss of confidence. >>> republicans are terribly afraid once we get closer to the announced deadline letters will go out to frighten the dickens out of social security recipients or others, and they are going to need to do something. >> reporter: certainly this is come down to a nail biter but congressional leaders and president obama are vowing to meet every day, until an agreement is reached. we will learn more in the upcoming news confe
. >> i heard of that before. >> i know. >> that tree is really splintered. >> i had a big tree come down in my yard yesterday evening just all of a sudden. no wind, no storm or anything. just split and fell. >> really? >> yeah. >> had enough. >> >> couldn't deal with the heat any more. >> probably not. a lot of people can't. >> it's been hot. >> hot one today. let me emphasize yesterday, saturday was on the warm side with the sunshine. you will notice that humidity back in the forecast today. so, it will be a sweating one later today and tomorrow before cooler weather at the end of the week. this year unlike last year, the heat is not sticking around, no pun intended. we are getting a few breaks. remember last year week after week. >> it was brutal. >> let's get a look at the numbers. yesterday's daytime high in the low 40s. 42 reagan, dulles the 90-degree mark. i show you these numbers because we will be warmer today. 94, 95 at reagan national and low to mid-90s for the rest of us. another hot one. the humidity on the increase. winds shifted out of the south and the humidity will be not
to 115 degrees, so we want you to be getting ready for that as that very big heat gets in here really thursday to sunday. one last thing i have to mention, we did cook up a few big storms today and if you're still seeing lightning i want you to see that's coming from the northern neck as we look at radar. the lightning has been unbelievable down there and a persistent storm. it's slowly sinking to the south. the lightning is 60 miles away or so and they go 40,000 feet into the air. when the core of this big heat gets here, and again it's hot already. we'll let you know how high the temperatures will go with the full forecast. >> i can't imagine it getting worse. that's the scary thing about this. >> i know, and the number of days in a row and the fact the nights are close to 80 degrees is not good. >> you have the right today. i wish i didn't have the jacket on. >> tomorrow will be a new day. >>> speaking of the heat, the heat wave heading our way has already proved deadly in other parts of the country tonight. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 death
and that branch, you know, fell from a good distance. and it's as big as some trees and there is a good-sized brang that fell down -- branch that fell down on the folks. there was no warning or noise. and it fell without warning and no one was trapped. thank you very much. >>> real quickly, we told by a person with d.c. parks that came by that they believe the tree was prettyo, about 75 years old -- pretty old, about 75 years ole. they don't know what caused the limbs to fall, but the city has langed an investigation to figure out exactly how this happened. it looks like a terrible accident at this point. we'll keep you updated on all of the individuals that were injured here. back to you. >> all right, thank you. >>> the british phone hacking scandal took center stage in front of parliament. lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and the top executives over allegations that news of the world reporters hacked into personal phone messages. also, a heckler attacked murdock in the middle of the testimony. amy kellogg has more. >> reporter: rupert murdoch and his son james under intense scrutiny
efficiency standards. today, there is a big announcement expected from the president. jim engle reports on the negotiates that led to it. >> reporter: president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012. but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to 56 miles per gallon fleet- wide by the year 2025. >> supporters insisted that was a doable number. >> 5 # is a sweet spot that is both achievable, reasonable, highly beneficial in terms of an economic standpoint and will meet the president's goals of dramatically reducing our dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: automakers balked noting that would result in a 14% drop in sales saying there is a high level of uncertainty about consumer willingness to pay significantly higher prices for more fuel efficient vehicles. >> these standards by the government's own study will cost so much more that it will result in a loss of abou
. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is difficult with 4.2% unemployment. it's -- 9.2% unemployment. >> we need something big. we have to do it in a way that is good for the economy to give more support from the economy healing from the great recession. >> reporter: now, the president's plan has not gotten a warm reception from republicans. they are adverse to the tax increases and house speaker john boehner called the president this weekend to say that his party would prefer a smaller package, $2 trillion if the tax increases could be avoided. stacey cohan, back to you. >> tha . >>> a suspect is under arrest in connection with a businessman in april. he was found unconscious inside his convenience store. they will be more dough tails about the arrest later on today. >>> police are looking for whoever shot and killed a 26- year old early sunday morning. this happened in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. twit hicks was p
>>> well, we are just a day away from the big capitol 4th concert and fireworks down on the national mall. if you don't want the deal with the crowds go down today. >> new rules for the nations air traffic controllers how the faa is trying to keep them awake at work after several scary incidents including one here at regan national. >>> early morning thunderstorms may have woken you up well before your alarm clock the nasty weather has moved out but we are not totally in the clear. good morning den. >> good morning storms started grumbling early in the morning hours. we are not in the clear. let's begin with a look at radar and show you with a is going on now. you can see our fox 5 live doppler radar, you can see where the rain has pushed its way to the south. lower southern maryland dealing with some of it a lot of areas east to the ocean. things are unsettled we have a frontal system we are dealing with. to our maps now, where you see temperatures right now, we are into the 70s everywhere across the area. low 70s. but we will heat up into the course of the afternoon
't breathing they were not able to revive him. >>> a big story this morning contentious debate on the debt ceiling picks back up the house has always been scheduled to work this week, senate cancelled its break to be back on the hill. the obama administration says the debt ceiling must be raised by august 2nd or the u.s. will begin to default on debt. republicans want deep spending cuts to stop that spending to go along with any debt ceiling increase. >> meantime the white house will face plenty of buzz today after a report in the new york post and that new york governor andrew cuomo will replace vice president biden as the president's 2012 running mate. now the ticket the white house says hasn't changed the republican candidate is still an open candidate, gop hopefuls hit the parade circuit over the 4th of july weekened including the latest entrance, thaddeus mccotter. >>> the national education association says it is backing mr. obama's 2012 re-election bid, members voted on the endorsement at their annual convention monday despite many teachers disagreeing with federal education policie
thing left that is blocked there the right lane blocked, 121 between 70 and 121. the big tie up along 66, monassis and from 70 to 100 trying to get up monument drive accident activity on the shoulder. braddock to pennsylvania, they turned the camera on the accident on the bridge dice peered, college -- disappeared, college park, northbound 5, on the brakes, cedarville to brandy wine. that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> an 8-year-old boy abducted in broad daylight in front of friends this happened in baltimore but a statewide amber alert is in effect for derek brown junior. stacy. >> reporter: well, this young man could be any where in the state police really want you to take a good look at what is happening it is a frightening tale of a brazen abduction here is his picture 8-year-old derek brown junior was walking with a group of friends 6:30 p.m. last night 300 block gwen avenue. two men pulled up grabbed derek threw him in a trunk of a car and sped away. here is a picture of the vehicle, a newer model light green ford taurus it does have a maryland license plate we don't
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the immediate washington area. a couple of points of interest. the first one, cold front. this is a big cold front that will bring us much cooler and drier air by the middle of the week. it has to get here first. this will get in tuesday night. ahead of it, some computers are suggesting a lone some shower or thunderstorm fire up in the daytime heating later on today. the best chance of that is in the city. we should be dry the next day and a half or so with high pressure still in charge. lots of sunshine. hot and humid. 94 degrees. make sure the air conditioner works. winds out of the south 5 miles per hour. could be an isolated storm. best chance for that will be well north and west of the city. overnight lows, 76. there is the seven-day forecast. 97 tomorrow. late-day storms cool us down. wednesday upper 80s. nice thursday and friday with less humidity. >>> let's do traffic with julie and the latest. >> we have the accident reported in prince george county on 450. that's where we find the crew in sky fox. traveling on 450, that is where you will find the accident activity. we had one lane
's big mess. >> and talk about the weather in our region. hot and humid today. >> yeah. >> and some clouds of our own. >> and some showers, talked about a few around sunrise and there were a couple of hours later coming in and technically, we had .06 of an inch of rain and that is not enough to make the streets wet. not much, the radar shows you the rain is to the south of us and if you're down in saint mary's city, maybe, i mean maybe you're getting touched by a shower and the larger picture shows you no doubt again tonight, the heaviest of the storm, rain and farther to the south and across i-95 for richmond and to petersburg. there is the evening forecast, isolated thunderstorms and very isolated. gets better towards the weekend. until then, we have rain. we'll talk about it. >> thank you. >>> are you ready to fork over more cash? >> verizon is pulling the plug on the unlimited data plans. >> the latest wireless carrier to make a change. what will the move mean for your bill? >>> and they're trying to stay competitive and relevant. facebook is launching a videochat service as of
and 10 ounces, and he's 20 inches long and and he is -- has big hands and feet. [ laughter ] >> every delivery is a big occasion for the family, and this would definitely rank in my top 10. >> reporter: jeff petronic is the nurse who helped coordinate the not-so-common connection. >> and that is a great day. >> reporter: mom was due on tuesday but little richard came early and everyone was ready. including his 12-year-old sister alyssa. >> i just -- they're so huge. i love them. i'm see excited. >> reporter: they just kind of took over and -- >> they just kind of took over and helped us so much. i didn't really have to worry about anything. it was amazing. >> reporter: denise said she will be okay until dad comes home, which can't come son enough for the whole -- soon enough for the whole family. >> i am a proud soldier of the country and do what i'm told and honorably. the best of both worlds. >> i don't have words to describe how happy i am, really, it's overwhelming. >> that was mark zinny reporting. this is james' first time to afghanistan but his third deployment. he will be back
and i was going to look outside. when i looked outside, i saw it, trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were so completely blocked and that slowed down power crews from dominion, virginia. it was not just trees damaged, windows, cars, and buildings were smashed by the falling trees and jay williams was in the upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly yo and that went through where i was. >> where he was standing. >> a few secs before. >> and when -- the house, we were -- my son, we were carrying him and was on the stairs running down the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured yet may take five months for them, but they alive and there were no injuries either. at the peak, 11,000 homes were without power in this neighborhood and it's less than a thousand homes without power and domini
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